Shabana Mahmood MP Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Ladywood
Shabana has received a response to her latest Written Parliamentary Question on EWS1 forms.
Over summer, the Government scrapped the EWS1 form requirement for blocks below 18 metres.
The External Wall Survey forms were introduced in order detect if a building was at risk from flammable cladding or fire safety defects, and have since caused misery for those buying and selling flats and apartments.
Leaseholders in low-rise buildings commissioned the surveys at their own expense, before the Government withdrew the requirement for shorter blocks.
Shabana asked in a Written Parliamentary Question if the Government would reimburse those who had already conducted the surveys.
Commenting on the Minister’s response, Shabana Mahmood said:
“It will come as no surprise to frustrated leaseholders that once again, the Government is absolving itself of any responsibility for a problem of its own making – leaving leaseholders out of pocket.
“The Government has an obligation to make good on its promise that leaseholders will not incur any further costs as a result of the cladding scandal. Instead, it continues to drive many to the brink of financial ruin.”